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eleven river townhomes rocky river, oh

Firm / Dimit Architects Principal Architects / Scott Dimit and Analia Nanni Dimit project type / residential PHOTOGRApher / Brad Feinknopf

In downtown Cleveland, abandoned steel plants and barge shipping slips sit on most of the lakefront real estate. Cleveland, however, also has abundant rivers that feed directly into Lake Erie, and their banks make for ideal water views. Dimit sited his Eleven River Townhouses on the Rocky River for this very reason, and their striking architecture doesn’t disappoint. “Each trip up and down between floors places a resident in direct contact with the river view at each stair landing, and this is a very unique and dramatic experience,” says Dimit. The river view remains front and center even on the roof. “The rooftop terraces turned out to be some of our favorite spaces in the project. Because of the way the Rocky River bends around the Eleven River site, you feel almost as if you are on the deck of some huge ocean liner.”

Project Credits Developer: Andrew Brickman, Nate Barrett, and Justin Campbell, Abode Modern Lifestyle Developers Project Architect: Adam Parris Project Team: Scott Csutora, Matt Sommer, and Javier Dominguez Mechanical Engineers: Dan Austrian and time Kobus, Austrian Associates Structural Engineers: Stephen Ebersole, Ebersole Engineers Civil Engineers: Dusty Keeney, Polaris Engineers Windows and Doors: Pella Windows Cement Board Cladding: Nichiha Phenolic Wood Rain Screen Panels: Abet Laminatti Concrete site walls and foundations: MPW Cleveland Steel stairs, decks, and railings: Fabrication Group Cleveland




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